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The Resource Citizen Clem : a biography of Attlee, John Bew

Citizen Clem : a biography of Attlee, John Bew

Label
Citizen Clem : a biography of Attlee
Title
Citizen Clem
Title remainder
a biography of Attlee
Statement of responsibility
John Bew
Title variation
Biography of Attlee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The gallons of ink spilled on Winston Churchill - and the huge appetite for books about him - have created something of an imbalance in our understanding of twentieth-century Britain. Not only does Clement Attlee's life deserve to have a rightful place alongside the Churchill legend. It is also more emblematic, and more representative, of Britain in his time. It is difficult to think of another individual through whom one can better tell the story of how Britain changed from the high imperialism of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee of 1897, through two world wars, the great depression, the nuclear age and the Cold War, and the transition from empire into commonwealth. The story of Attlee is also much more dramatic than he himself ever made out - and not without an element of heroism. Here was a man born in the governing class who devoted his life to the service of the poor; who was carried off the battlefield three times in the First World War; who stood shoulder to shoulder with Churchill at Britain's darkest moment, and then triumphed over him at the general election of 1945. His government of 1945-51 included Ernest Bevin, Herbert Morrison and Nye Bevan and was the most radical in history, giving us the NHS, National Insurance, NATO and the atomic bomb. In many ways we still live in a world of Attlee's creation. This book will pierce the reticence of Attlee and explore the intellectual foundations and core beliefs of one of the most important figures in twentieth-century British history, arguing that he remains underappreciated, rather than simply underestimated. It will reveal a public servant and patriotic socialist, who never lost sight of the national interest and whose view of humanity and belief in solidarity was grafted onto the Union Jack
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
VWMR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bew, John
Dewey number
941.085092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Attlee, C. R.
  • Attlee, C. R.
  • Labour Party (Great Britain)
  • Labour Party (Great Britain)
  • Labour Party (Great Britain)
  • Labour Party (Great Britain)
  • Prime ministers
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Citizen Clem : a biography of Attlee, John Bew
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 631-646) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
pt. One Patriot, Citizen, Soldier, 1889--1918 -- 1.Introduction: The Red Flag -- 2.`With apologies to Rudyard Kipling' -- 3.News from Nowhere -- 4.The Soldier -- pt. Two The Making of a Politician, 1918--1931 -- 5.Looking Backward -- 6.Building Jerusalem -- 7.Fame is the Spur -- pt. Three Albion's Troubles, 1931--1940 -- 8.The Bullion Family -- 9.The Anti-Cromwell -- 10.The Major Attlee Company and the Clenched-Fist Salute -- 11.A Word to Winston -- pt. Four Finest Hour, 1940--1945 -- 12.All Behind You, Winston -- 13.The Hunting of the Snark -- 14.The Invisible Man -- pt. Five New Jerusalem, New Deal, 1945--1947 -- 15.To Hope Till Hope Creates -- 16.English Traits, American Problems -- 17.The British New Deal -- 18.Empire into Commonwealth -- pt. Six After New Jerusalem, 1948--1955 -- 19.In Barchester All is Not Well -- 20.Taxis, Teeth and Hospital Beds -- 21.The Pilgrim's Progress -- pt. Seven Mission's End, 1955--1967 -- 22.Few Thought He Was Even a Starter -- 23.Epilogue: The Promised Land
Control code
000060936314
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Updated edition with new preface.
Extent
xxxii, 670 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781780879925
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016033778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1005680857
Label
Citizen Clem : a biography of Attlee, John Bew
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 631-646) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
pt. One Patriot, Citizen, Soldier, 1889--1918 -- 1.Introduction: The Red Flag -- 2.`With apologies to Rudyard Kipling' -- 3.News from Nowhere -- 4.The Soldier -- pt. Two The Making of a Politician, 1918--1931 -- 5.Looking Backward -- 6.Building Jerusalem -- 7.Fame is the Spur -- pt. Three Albion's Troubles, 1931--1940 -- 8.The Bullion Family -- 9.The Anti-Cromwell -- 10.The Major Attlee Company and the Clenched-Fist Salute -- 11.A Word to Winston -- pt. Four Finest Hour, 1940--1945 -- 12.All Behind You, Winston -- 13.The Hunting of the Snark -- 14.The Invisible Man -- pt. Five New Jerusalem, New Deal, 1945--1947 -- 15.To Hope Till Hope Creates -- 16.English Traits, American Problems -- 17.The British New Deal -- 18.Empire into Commonwealth -- pt. Six After New Jerusalem, 1948--1955 -- 19.In Barchester All is Not Well -- 20.Taxis, Teeth and Hospital Beds -- 21.The Pilgrim's Progress -- pt. Seven Mission's End, 1955--1967 -- 22.Few Thought He Was Even a Starter -- 23.Epilogue: The Promised Land
Control code
000060936314
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Updated edition with new preface.
Extent
xxxii, 670 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781780879925
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016033778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1005680857

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